Houston rapper Scarface is urging everyone to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously after he tested positive for COVID-19.
The rapper, whose real name is Brad Jordan, opened up to fellow Geto Boys member Willie D about his condition, detailing how he grappled with a number of symptoms—including pneumonia and kidney failure—before testing positive for the virus.
“This whole three weeks have been an ordeal,” Jordan said. “It’s the craziest sh-t I have ever done and seen in my life. I’ve been to the point where I just felt like I was just gonna die.”
The rapper described being unable to breathe and continuously vomiting. Things were made worse when he had to be tested a second time for coronavirus after his first test was misplaced.
“They swab my nose, trying to find out if I got coronavirus,” he said. “Came back again next Wednesday, Thursday, nothing.” Eventually, the rapper received a call that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
He told Willie D that his condition has improved enough to allow him to recover at home, but the rapper urged fans to take the pandemic seriously.
“Don’t play no games with it,” he said. “I haven’t been nowhere. I’ve been in my house. I ain’t been on no planes, I ain’t been in no restaurants. . . .People out there thinking this shit is a game? You don’t want to play with this.”
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